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Green tech finds: the monster trade shows edition

Green tech finds: the monster trade shows edition

CES and the Detroit Auto Show are going on this week, and we’ve got finds from both!

The tiny electric pick up: Need to haul stuff? You won’t get much into the Smart For-Us, but, as Charis Michelsen at Gas 2.0 points out, it’s awfully cute, and may serve the actual hauling needs of most truck drivers.

Your plants are Tweeting: And they’re thirsty. That’s right: the Botanicalls gadget (not sure what else to call it) sends you a tweet when your plants need watering. Only marginally green, but kind of cool. (via Crisp Green)

What happens when a washing machine eats a brick? Internet finds out.

What happens when a washing machine eats a brick? Internet finds out.

The Internet was enthralled recently with a YouTube video of a self-destructing washing machine, whose spasmic shaking increasingly gave it anthropomorphic attributes. The payoff starts at the 0:55 second mark when it encounters a brick and then ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. Predictably the video has been remixed that results in some LOLs.

Gadgets That Can Save You Money

Gadgets That Can Save You Money

As we saw yesterday [www.sundance.tv], you can save mega-bucks with some simple behavior changes that benefit the planet, too; using carpooling to illustrate this point is just one of many examples. Changing behaviors is great, but can ultimately be pretty difficult, especially quickly. While TreeHugger doesn’t advocate for shopping our way to sustainability, we do…